Maremma Toscana – Ciliegiolo
100% Ciliegiolo from a blend of three vineyards: the vines in the first two are fifty year old, and thirteen year old in the third one. They are located on a hill between two and three hundred meters above sea level, on soils of loose clay. The Ciliegiolo grape has been cultivated for centuries in Maremma, but was found to be related to Sangiovese after recent DNA analysis. It is one of the most important components of the Morellino di Scansano blend, but can be an excellent wine on its own. Fermented in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts, fifteen days on the skins. Aged in concrete tanks for 5 months, then 3 months in bottle before release. Ripe red cherries and plum, fresh and vivid. Medium body, meaty and supple, refreshing finish.